About the Author:
Friday, August 12, 2016
A guided self-inquiry to finding your own wisdom, joy, and purpose through motherhood
By Cathryn Monro -
RRP $24.99 - Exisle Publishing
Cathryn Monro has practised meditation and yoga for the last 26 years, but is quick to point out her book is not about how to do physical yoga posesRather, Spilt Milk Yoga approaches motherhood as a path for engagement with our most profound relationships, offering life’s richest and most confronting lessons on love, acceptance and joy.
Spilt Milk Yoga is designed to be mother-friendly. Its 52 short chapters are written in an easy-read font for sleep-deprived eyes. Each chapter has a quick-grab aphorism. The author shares her honest and often humorous personal mothering experiences, and provides a practice applicable to each situation. There is also a page of guided self-inquiry in each chapter, ensuring that Spilt Milk Yoga is relevant to every reader’s situation.
Spilt Milk Yoga is a companion guide for mothers who want to experience the happiness, peace, and purpose available in each moment, who want to be more present and connected to themselves and their children. Spilt Milk Yoga is about thriving, not just surviving, in motherhood, and finding your own wisdom, joy and purpose while you are in amongst it all, not in spite of motherhood, but because of it.
About the Author:
Cathryn Monro is a graduate of Elam School of Fine Arts (BFA, MFA) and trained at the Drama Action Centre in Sydney, going on to work as an artist and actor across fine arts, theatre, film and television, both in front of, and behind the scenes.
She has a 30+ year career as a professional exhibiting visual artist and is best known for her 18 ton sculpture Per Capita, located outside the Museum Hotel in Wellington, a work she says is designed to “open up the question of what it means to be a New Zealander and to publicize the importance of that conversation.”
She wrote Duffy Theatre in Education scripts for 11 years for the Charity Books in Homes.
She has worked in tertiary education for 26 years, and trained and worked in group-facilitation processes, two years for the Anger Change Trust, ten years for Toi Whakaari-NZ Drama School, and for professionals and government.
She is also mother of two teenagers.
Of all these jobs she has found motherhood the most challenging, meaningful and rewarding.